Marie Haddad is a pianist/singer-songwriter from San Diego, California. She started playing piano at the age of 5 but quit formal training at 11. After having to sell her piano in college, she missed playing so much that she would regularly sneak into a well-known San Diego hotel in the middle of the night to practice on the grand in their main ballroom. Soon, the cleaning staff started to recognize her.
Haddad was a vocalist in the psychedelic rock band the San Diego Beat Organization (the SDBO), which was nominated as Best New Band at the San Diego Music Awards. After the group disbanded, Haddad ventured into performing her own solo material on piano. She has since been honored with nominations at the 2007, 2009, and 2011 San Diego Music Awards as Best Acoustic Act in San Diego, and in 2013 as Best Singer-Songwriter.In 2014, she contributed a cover version of Night Scented Stock to the album Running Up That Hill: Kate Bush Covers For Reproductive Rights. She released her debut album ‘A beautiful road’ in 2016. Her latest release, ‘Stories from Atlantis’ (2017), took home Best Pop Album at the 2018 San Diego Music Awards. Haddad also has composed the music for several short films and has voiced commercial jingles.
- Bio. Marie Haddad website, retrieved 7 September 2018.